On Day 6 of the S.J. County Record Project, check out these incredible Gloucester County indoor records!!!!!

I really love Gloucester County track. For a couple reasons.

I started my newspaper career at the Gloucester County Times in the fall of 1982, so I got to cover Michelle Rowan in my first year out of college and that was amazing. I’ll never forget sitting in the office and getting a call from Washington Township’s indoor girls coach – sorry, I forget his name – in February of 1983 telling me Michelle had run a 4:43.16 at Easterns in Boston, and he was yelling at me, “Do you understand how fast that is?”

I kind of recognized that a girl running 4:43 was special but even today – 37 years later – that remains the New Jersey indoor record and one of the 20-fastest times ever run in U.S. scholastic history.

And because I worked in Woodbury for the first three years of my career and really developed a passion for covering track and field there I’ve always felt a kinship with Gloucester County track.

But what’s amazing about these records is how many different schools in Gloucester County have produced incredible track athletes. Look at the main boys records below: The 55, 60, 300, 400, 600, 800, 1,600, 3,200 and 60-meter hurdles records are all held by athletes from different schools! That’s incredible!

Gloucester County track has always been a powerhouse, and these records prove it!

This is Day 6 of our South Jersey County Record project. Tomorrow we finish up the indoor portion with Salem County! And then we move onto outdoor records.

Once that is done? We’ll have plenty more stats, lists, stories and records to fill these days between track meets. Even without any meets, this will be your home for South Jersey track and field throughout this hiatus.

To catch everybody up on everything so far:

Day 1: Atlantic County
Day 2: Burlington County
Day 3: Camden County
Day 4: Cape May County
Day 5: Cumberland County

Here we go! Send those corrections and additions to me in the comments section!

BOYS
55-METER DASH:
6.34 … A.J. Bunton [West Deptford], 2006 [Stanner Games]
60-METER DASH: 7.04 … Thomas Hampton [Clayton], 2018 [Nationals]
200-METER DASH: 21.53 … Darrell Bush [Woodbury], 2012 [Easterns]
300-METER DASH: 35.86 … Zion Fearon [Clearview], 2019 [New Balance Games]
400-METER DASH: 49.11 … Darrell Bush [Woodbury], 2012 [Meet of Champions]
500-METER RUN: 1:08.10 … Steve Butenewicz [Delsea],2010 [SJTCA]
600-METER RUN: 1:24.26 … Michael Szwed [Delsea], 2017 [Len Pietrewicz Invite]
800-METER RUN: 1:51.80 … Derrell Manhertz [Kingsway], 2013 [Meet of Champions]
1,000-METER RUN: 2:31.9h … Rich Caton [Woodbury], 1979 [Olympic Invitational]
1,500-METER RUN: 3:58.77er … Stone Caraccio [Kingsway], 2020 [Millrose]
1,600-METER RUN: 4:15.91y … Greg Stremmel [Gateway], 1974 [Meet of Champions]
3,200-METER RUN: 9:13.93 … Paul Szulewski [Williamstown], 2010 [Meet of Champions]
55-METER HURDLES: 7.18er … Sultan Tucker [Delsea], 1997 [Nationals]
60-METER HURDLES: 7.99 … Naseem Smith [Deptford], 2019 [Nationals]
800-METER RELAY: 1:29.92 … Deptford, 2017 [Ocean Breeze Invite]
1,600-METER RELAY: 3:22.64 … Deptford, 2015 [Nationals]
3,200-METER RELAY: 7:47.50 … Kingsway, 2020 [Meet of Champions]
FOUR-MILE RELAY: 18:07.32 … Kingsway, 2018 [Nationals]
SPRINT MEDLEY: 3:29.07 … Washington Twp., 2009 [Jim Mitchell Invite]
DISTANCE MEDLEY: 10:22.2h,y … Williamstown, 1974
SHUTTLE HURDLES: 29.45 … Deptford, 2019 [State Relays]
HIGH JUMP: 6-10 … Devin Bradham [Williamstown], 2015 [Easterns]
6-10 … Ameer Banks [Delsea], 2015 [Easterns]
LONG JUMP: 23-7 3/4 … Anthony Averett [Woodbury], 2012 [Easterns]
TRIPLE JUMP: 49-1 … Khaliel Burnett [Delsea], 2018 [Easterns]
POLE VAULT: 16-0 … Marco Morales [Delsea], 2020 [SJTCA]
SHOT PUT: 63-1 3/4 … Nick Pulli [West Deptford], 2014 [Cherokee Throwdown #2]

GIRLS
55-METER DASH:
6.95 … Bria Mack [Williamstown], 2017 [N.J. Group 4]
60-METER DASH: 7.57 … Bria Mack [Williamstown], 2017 [Nationals]
200-METER DASH: 24.52 … Cecelia Gerstenbacher [Delsea], 2017 [Easterns]
300-METER DASH: 40.27 … Kiara Lester [Deptford], 2014 [Bishop Loughlin Games]
300-YARD DASH: 37.1h … Vonnie Coker [Woodbury], 1976
400-METER DASH: 55.83 … Kiara Lester [Deptford], 2016 [Meet of Champions]
600-METER RUN: 1:37.34 … Lindsey Kane [Washington Twp.], 2014 [New Balance Games]
800-METER RUN: 2:09.56 … Megan Tiernan [Washington Twp.], 2010 [Nationals]
1,000-METER RUN: 2:59.94 … Lindsey Kane [Washington Twp.], 2015 [New Balance Games]
1,500-METER RUN: 4:24.0 … Michelle Rowen [Washington Twp.], 1983 []
1,600-METER RUN: 4:41.52y … Michelle Rowen [Washington Twp.], 1983 [Easterns]
3,000-METER RUN: 10:18.9 … Michelle Rowen [Washington Twp.], 1981
3,200-METER RUN: 10:29.9y … Chelsea Ley [Kingsway], 2009 [Nationals]
5,000-METER RUN: 17:03.79 … Chelsea Ley [Kingsway], 2008 [Nationals]
55-METER HURDLES: 8.37 … Lexie Fraction [Washignton Twp.], 2014 [Easterns]
8.37 … Delicia Sample [Kingsway], 2004 [N.J. Group 3]
60-METER HURDLES: 9.10 … Lexie Fraction [Washington Twp.], 2014 [Nationals]
800-METER RELAY: 1:42.45 … Deptford, 2015 [Easterns]
1,600-METER RELAY: 3:56.01 … Washington Twp., 1999 [Nationals]
3,200-METER RELAY: 9:26.65 … Kingsway, 2020 [Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge]
SPRINT MEDLEY: 4:10.43 … Kingsway, 2013 [New Balance Invite]
DISTANCE MEDLEY: 12:13.46 … Washington Twp., 2011 [Easterns]
206-METER SHUTTLE HURDLES: 33.35 … West Deptford, 2016 [State Relays]
HIGH JUMP: 5-7 … Megan Kirschling [West Deptford], 2012 [USATF]
LONG JUMP: 18-7 1/2 … Shelly Bailey [Woodbury], 1982
TRIPLE JUMP: 36-9 1/4 … Jasmin Jones [Kingsway], 2016 [Easterns]
POLE VAULT: 12-7 … Ashley Preston [Delsea], 2018 [SJTCA]
SHOT PUT: 44-3 1/2 … Jocelyn White [Delsea], 2004 [N.J. Group 3]

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